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Kaplan Business Challenge a success in Abu Dhabi

Martin West at the Kaplan Business Challenge event in Abu Dhabi

Kaplan Leadership and Professional Development launched their business simulation - the Kaplan Business Challenge - to over forty business professionals at an event in Abu Dhabi on Tuesday 24th May. The event kicked off with introductions by Martin West, business development executive for LPD in the Middle East, followed by Giovanna Ramazzina, Head of Kaplan LPD International, who spoke about the need to tie in behavioural development alongside technical programmes to increase effectiveness of the learning experience.

Giovanna also gave an introduction to LPD’s programmes and the benefits of investing in development that is contextualised, emergent, challenging and underpinned by rigorous science.

Sarah Cordwell, Head of Client Relationships, demonstrated the key aspects of the Kaplan Business Challenge. Attendees divided into six teams, adopted team names and worked on team objectives. Attendees were offered an insight into the delegate experience, such as understanding the far-reaching financial impact of decisions taken and the importance of delivering value to stakeholders, as well as the range of behaviours and team dynamics resulting from working in a pressurised environment that aims to turn a failing business around.

Kaplan LPD, in partnership with Genesis Institute, is keen to work with Middle Eastern Businesses to deliver KBC programmes within the region. Anyone who is interested in knowing more about how the KBC can be used to develop teams from graduates to senior leaders, should get in touch with Martin West on 971 5 6874 6596 or email